Ground Beef Jerky Recipe

Ground Beef Jerky Recipe




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Make beef jerky with ground beef to save money. Easily customize the flavor with natural spices...



  1. Preheat the oven to its lowest setting. On my oven this is 170 degrees F.
  2. Lightly rub olive oil over the bottom of a large baking sheet with a lip. (It is ok to use olive oil here because we aren't heating to high temps!)
  3. Mix any desired spices in with the ground meat
  4. Using the side of a glass or a rolling pin, roll the meat evenly around the baking sheet. It should be around 1/4 inch thick. If it is too thick, use a second baking sheet.
  5. Using a butter knife, lightly score the meat to make the sizes you want for the jerky. You can also skip this step and use kitchen scissors to cut into strips when its done.
  6. Brush with coconut aminos or fermented soy sauce if desired and sprinkle with a little extra sea salt. (I use Himalayan salt which has almost 90 trace minerals)
  7. Put in the oven for 8-12 hours or until hardened. It is a good idea to flip once, but not necessary at all. I usually stick this in at night and it is ready to flip in the morning and done a few hours later.
  8. Store out of the fridge for a couple weeks, or keep in the freezer if you aren't going to use it before then.
  9. Enjoy!


You can easily mix up the flavors in this recipe with different spices. I've made a Mexican type flavor with Cumin and Cilantro; a Chinese variation with ginger and coconut aminos; and an Italian version with Oregano, Basil, Marjoram, extra Garlic and pepper.

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